A new year. For me, this always brings so many emotions as I reflect on the “resolutions” I did or did not accomplish. Instead of beating ourselves up about goals and how we need to do better, lets start this year off with contentment. Yes, there is always room for improvement, but let’s be encouraged that we already ARE doing so many wonderful things. We ARE loving those God has entrusted to our care, we ARE trying to follow a path we believe He has put us on, we ARE loved. What if our hearts were free from striving for just a moment and we could be content with where we are, what we have, and what we are already doing.
Don’t get me wrong, I get excited when I dream about new things, a new year, new visions, new goals and I am learning what it takes to turn these into reality. But, let us first sit back, take a deep sigh of relief and pray for God to show us what it means to be content.